1/144 H271 Revell Sir Freddie Laker's DC-10 Skytrain
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG+
Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. 1978 issue. Well made 1/144 kit of the famous (or infamous) 'three-holer' in the historic Laker colors. In 1971, air lines were highly regulated on both sides of the Atlantic. Freddie Laker thought he could fly passengers across the 'Pond' at a fraction of the current ticket prices. Using his successful experience from operating one of the most profitable UK charter airlines, Laker battled for years for permission to run his service at 1/3 of what the existing carriers charged. After 6 years, he finally won. On September 26, 1977, the Laker DC-10s began the first daily discount cross Atlantic flights from London to New York. Although Skytrain service has been long discontinued, Laker helped created the regulatory and business model for modern discount airlines, such as Southwest.
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